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Old 05-07-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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A bird flew down at Friday 5:20 am about 75 yards out and started to leave. I started making some soft purrs, but would not come in close enough. The big dude in the picture came through the fence and immediately started strutting towards my decoy. I had only heard one bird gobble and only three times before fly down. I think I got the boss bird.

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My partner bagged nice 20# bird with a 9 inch beard and 0.75 inch spurs this morning to help make his ride back to LA much more pleasant. His first long beard and I called it in for him.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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nice TOM! Gatoragn
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Great looking bird.
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I was expecting to see this



Very nice bird though
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GOOD JOB Gator....trying for #2 in central MO. Tomorrow is make or break. Hoping for the BOSS TOM but will take anything including a chick, if it has a beard.

P.S. Thanks for showing me up Gator, bigger beard and hooks. Yeah, rub it in.
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Nice bird but I like the one Aus has too.
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We still have 2 of the 6 five day seasons left in WI. Gobblers are finally starting to show some interest in calls and decoys and the weather is improving. It gets daylight by 5:15 m.o.l. so I can hunt a couple of hours before work. Maybe I'll have another picture to share.
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Nice bird. Thanks for sharing your hunting experience with us.
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Nice bird, good hunt!
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Congrats on the nice gobbler.
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